The Argento Shot
What is an “Argento Shot?”
1. It’s the shot that makes a film worth watching, even if there are no other shots worth watching in the film.
2. There is always at least one such shot in a film.
4. I coined the phrase based on what Argento said, but I don’t know if anyone else has used it.
An example? Yes, they are a bit more than a shot, but my wife suggests Bruce Campbell’s cameos in Congo and Waxwork II: Lost in Time. (View the latter here.)
For more examples of Argento shots, click here.